- Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Media Contact for Department of Revenue announces updated filing and payment information for taxpayers affected by the Merrimack Valley gas explosions
BOSTON — The Department of Revenue has announced it is taking additional steps to address the concerns of taxpayers in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover who have been affected by the September gas explosions.
The Department recognizes that taxpayers in these areas may be unable to comply with their tax filing or payment due dates that occurred on or after the date of the explosions. The Department would like to continue to assist those taxpayers as much as possible.
The Department will waive any penalties associated with any late-filed return or payment that was due on or after September 12th and before December 1st. The Department will waive penalties through December 15th, and will later revisit whether any further extensions should be granted.
If any taxpayer in the affected areas receives notice of a penalty for this period they should reach out to the Department of Revenue at (617) 887-6367.